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Old 02-19-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Lets just start off with I do not know much about North Carolina in general, I have just always had a hunch about living there, and there is no time like the present. I am currently 19 years old and will be moving probably in the next year or so. I just was not sure which parts are best. I am going to be visiting soon, so I just wanted to know what cities and towns would be best to look at, I will be moving with an associates degree in Nursing, so jobs shouldn't be a problem. I would just like a safe town for a 20 year old female to live alone in. I was looking into Raleigh and then Wilmington. I like the coastal towns but then again, Raleigh just seems to have opportunities. Also, is North Carolina a decent place to live and be? How are the people? I am from Arizona, so I am used to desert and not much more, moving away has been something I have always wanted to pursue. Also, don't take this the wrong way, but are the towns majority african american or white? Its pure curiosity. Any input on this move would be useful, thanks so much!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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First--MOve to the area you find work in.
Second-Be able to afford the area you move to where you find work in.
Three--Nothing else matters beyond the first and second.

Do not assume jobs will not be a b problem. NC has many colleges turing out LPNs every year.
Typically look around Greensboro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem areas.
Raleigh will be crowded with NCState, UNC and DUke graduates, so will Greenville as ECU is there. Jacksonville and Fayetteville are military and have spouses all looking for work.\
Wilmington is ok, it does have UNC-W, but it is probably more expensive?
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Lets just start off with I do not know much about North Carolina in general, I have just always had a hunch about living there, and there is no time like the present. I am currently 19 years old and will be moving probably in the next year or so. I just was not sure which parts are best. I am going to be visiting soon, so I just wanted to know what cities and towns would be best to look at, I will be moving with an associates degree in Nursing, so jobs shouldn't be a problem. I would just like a safe town for a 20 year old female to live alone in. I was looking into Raleigh and then Wilmington. I like the coastal towns but then again, Raleigh just seems to have opportunities. Also, is North Carolina a decent place to live and be? How are the people?
How can you have "had a hunch about living" somewhere you admit not knowing anything about? How did you manage to pick NC over other states? I can't fathom wanting to move somewhere I had never been, knew nothing about, and didn't have a job lined up?

Can you be more clear in your reason for picking NC or other places? How do you know NC is in fact where you want? It's a very dfiverse state with all kind of terrain, everything from urban to rural, liberal to conservative, but you somehow believe it is "the place" for you, yet don't know anything about it? I can't really understand your post...
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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How can you have "had a hunch about living" somewhere you admit not knowing anything about? How did you manage to pick NC over other states? I can't fathom wanting to move somewhere I had never been, knew nothing about, and didn't have a job lined up?

Can you be more clear in your reason for picking NC or other places? How do you know NC is in fact where you want? It's a very dfiverse state with all kind of terrain, everything from urban to rural, liberal to conservative, but you somehow believe it is "the place" for you, yet don't know anything about it? I can't really understand your post...

She had a hunch after reading an article online from Forbes
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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I knew people that lived there when I was little and used to hear stories about it, plus I like the east coast, but I don't want to go too east, which is why North Carolina seemed to be a good compromise. Also, it's beautiful. I'll be visiting soon and looking for jobs while I'm there, I'm not going to just pick up and move with nothing planned in advanced.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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I knew people that lived there when I was little and used to hear stories about it, plus I like the east coast, but I don't want to go too east, which is why North Carolina seemed to be a good compromise. Also, it's beautiful. I'll be visiting soon and looking for jobs while I'm there, I'm not going to just pick up and move with nothing planned in advanced.
Go any more east, you'll be in the Atlantic Ocean!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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You can find a lot of information by reading older posts in this forum and in the subforums. Also, read some of the city pages: http://www.city-data.com/city/North-Carolina.html

If you haven't already, start saving money for your move. Moves are expensive, and jobs are not easy to find. This is the time to do it, though, when you're young and don't have a family to take care of. (Hunches are okay if you have some money and few responsibilities! )
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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I knew people that lived there when I was little and used to hear stories about it, plus I like the east coast, but I don't want to go too east, which is why North Carolina seemed to be a good compromise. Also, it's beautiful. I'll be visiting soon and looking for jobs while I'm there, I'm not going to just pick up and move with nothing planned in advanced.

You are talking about NC and not Tennessee right? There is no state east of NC. As far as geography goes, it doesn't get much more "East" than NC.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You are talking about NC and not Tennessee right? There is no state east of NC. As far as geography goes, it doesn't get much more "East" than NC.

I have a hunch this is going to be a hi-larious thread.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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I like the east coast, but I don't want to go too east, . . .
To those who are getting distracted by this: Zoom out a little. The east coast of the United States does extend much farther east than NC's coast.
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